Friday, February 8, 2013
Book Review: Humble Heart by Amy Meyer Allen
Humble Heart, by Amy Meyer Allen is a collection of 9 sweet, short, stories for children, each highlighting a different character trait or virtue.At the end of each story, there is a discussion question and a Bible verse to reinforce the lesson taught by the story. This book is scheduled to be released in March, 2013.
I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to reinforce good character for my children, so thought this looked like a good choice to review. A couple hours after the book arrived in the mail, Little Bit (3) was needing some "mommy time" (she is struggling with all the changes that have happened in our life recently), so I picked up the book and asked if she'd like me to read her a story. She generally has a pretty short attention span when it comes to books, so I figured we'd read one story, or maybe only part of one, but it would at least distract her from the fussiness. We read the WHOLE BOOK, at her request! Later that day she asked my mom to read it to her. Since then, she's asked her sisters, me again, Daddy . . . to read it to her. She has claimed it as HER book and she loves it!!! What better endorsement is there?
What do *I* think of it? It's very simple character lessons, I had thought it might be something to get my 9 year olds thinking too, but they're too old for it. It's great for a 3 yr old though (and probably up through age 6 or 7). The artwork is cute, the stories are simple, but cute. I like having the Bible text to go with each story, I may wait until it's not Little Bit's "favorite" and then re-visit it, using one story, and the Bible verse, each day as a short "Bible time" for her. Probably my only complaint is that the paper seems thinner than most of our children's books. I'm worried about the pages getting torn, especially since we're reading it so often. Still, I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a cute children's book that will help young children learn about thoughtfulness, humility, etc.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free as a member of the Tyndale Blog Network, in exchange for writing a review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and my daughter's.